Romans 10:9…. The Divorced Theology Of Salvation

Joey Thompson
7 min readFeb 5, 2023

Question to the Reader….. How many times have you heard it said by someone, “I got saved the other day”? Or maybe, there was a time in your life, you yourself “got saved” in a single moment, simply by confessing some form of the following text:

“because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9

Outside of John 3:16, the above text may be the best-known passage of scripture, due to the mission of Christendom to have as many souls saved from damnation as possible. That said, as Paul Harvey used to say, I’ll bet you have not considered “The Rest Of The Story”….. And the rest of the story changes everything that you were ever taught about salvation. So, if you are comfortable with your future as Christian, you best hit the delete button now, but let me warn you…. There will come a day when you will regret it.

So, allow me to quote a passage for you and please note carefully the location of this text in the proximity to the passage quoted above.

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); Romans 10:8

Question for you….. What is the very last thing within Romans 10:8? I ask this question all the time in live bible studies and sermons that I have given and no one has ever given the correct answer right off…. ever. Most people answer, “the word proclaim” or even some reference to the last sentence being in parenthesis, but no one looks any deeper than that.

The answer to the question is the punctuation mark, called a semi-colon, or in some versions, it is a colon. Either way, that seemingly insignificant mark. The translators have rightly added the semi-colon because the first word of verse 9 is a conjunction in its part of speech, which is a clue to the reader that verse 9 CAN NOT be divorced from verse 8….. And I can assure you, in all the history of asking people who think they were somehow saved unto salvation one magical night at a revival, usually at a very young age, the preacher never said anything about verse 8 in his very passionate alter call to which you were saved?

So, please, if you will allow me the opportunity to set the record straight.

All the salvation being offered by mainstream preachers today, divining up rewards in heaven like it was candy given to children, is a bridge leading to nowhere. If the one being saved does not understand what the real terms and conditions are that he or she is entering into, then any true court in the country would say, that is a breach of contract.

The text should be read and taught with the two verses married to one another, NOT DIVORCED from one another.

“8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and believe in your heart that The Father raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:8–9

Ok, so what does that prove?

Well, the next critical thought question that has to be asked would be, where did Paul obtain the words of verse 8? If you will locate your bible and flip to this passage, I assure you, you will find a notation in this text stating the answer to this question. Paul is very clearly quoting these words, directly from the words of Covenant Law, found in Deuteronomy 30:14. Consider the context thereof:

“For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ BUT THE WORD IS VERY NEAR TO YOU. IT IS IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART, so that you can do it.” Deuteronomy 30:11–14

Now, very carefully compare these two texts:

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); Romans 10:8

But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. Deuteronomy 30:14

Now compare the final words in both text:

“The word of faith that we proclaim” Romans 10:8

and

“So that you can do it” Deuteronomy 30:14

Please understand, Paul is making a fantastic point via the words he used in his just plagiarism of this Mosaic passage of Covenant Law. The Apostle to the Gentiles (The Lost Sheep of The House of Israel) very clearly equates the action of DOING Covenant Law with the FAITH being proclaimed by Paul. Law and faith work together, not divorced from one another. In other words, our faith is defined by the observance of Covenant Law.

So, with this insight revealed, now consider what it means to complete the process laid out by Paul in verse 9 of Romans chapter 10, by doing Covenant Law, you are enacting the faith taught by Paul.

because, if you confess with your mouth that Yeshua is Lord and believe in your heart that The Father raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

You see, to confess with your mouth is to speak for and stand up for Covenant Law observance. To literally guard Covenant Law to protect and preserve it, via your actions and deeds…. Your walk with Christ as an imitator of Christ.

The problem is newly “saved” Christians are never taught this. They are never fed the richness found in Covenant Law, which is the detail of how to properly worship The Almighty (what Christians know as Love toward God) and how to live righteously and justly with your fellow man (love toward neighbor). The key word in the above statement is the word “detail”

One of the misgivings of Christianity is Christendom always leaves out the detail of these great two laws on which all of the law hangs, basically generalizing the law away to the imagination of The Believer, as being abolished. This is a grave disservice to not only the individual Christian but once you consider all the consequences, to the entire world. Just notice what follows after Deuteronomy 30:14….

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of The Eternal your Mighty One that I command you today, by loving The Eternal your Mighty One, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, then you shall live and multiply, and The Eternal your Mighty One will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan (In typology, The Atlantic Ocean) to enter and possess (America). I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving The Eternal your Mighty One, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that The Eternal swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:15–20

It’s time to wage war on the error taught by Christendom within the theology of Modernity.

“Woe to the shepherds (Preachers and Pastors) who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares The Eternal. Therefore thus says The Eternal, the Mighty One of Israel, concerning the shepherds (Preachers and Pastors) who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares The Eternal.” Jeremiah 23:1–3

Romans 10:9 is just one example of the many fraudulent claims of salvation made by Christianity and its MANY teachers of lawlessness (The Abolishment of Covenant Law).

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you WORKERS OF LAWLESSNESS.’ Matthew 7:15–23

And

The anger of The Eternal will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days, you will understand it perfectly. Jeremiah 23:20

Joey Thompson

JoeyThompson777@aol.com

PrayAndFastForOurNation.com

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Joey Thompson

An ordained Elder in the ministry of YHWH, commissioned to restore truth at this end time. You can contact me via email at: joeythompson777@aol.com